|Today 03:15 PM|
Dave lets see see a pic of the motorcycle, the after pic.
|Today 03:08 PM|
The car is very cool.
|Yesterday 07:57 PM|
This is a better view of the front ,I cant tell either,,he had it shipped in from West Tesas ,so it could be a California car
He likes to drive in the parades and cruises ,LOL
|Yesterday 06:16 PM|
The rubber "dagmar tips" were an option, just as the vertical "bumper over-riders" on both of the cars shown
All Canadian-built cars had one-piece front bumpers, as did the cars assembled at the Los Angeles plant. All other assembly plants used the 3-piece bumper. The white (B/A) car definitely has a 3-piece bumper - I cannot see the joints in black car's front bumper, so it may have a California-spec (or Canadian spec) one piece front bumper. The joints are visible on the white car, just about straight below the parking lights.
|Yesterday 06:12 PM|
|harposrepair||I've noticed that some 57's had the rubber cones on the front bumper and some did not. Was this an option or something of significance?|
|Yesterday 01:04 PM|
I didn't know there were a lot of 210 HT ,I guess around here if they bought a 210 most would put Belair chrome on them ,I thought it would be rare ,probably is as a survivor,, speaking of business coupes this is David,s 55 business coupe ,no back seat and rear windows don't roll down
also a better picture of the 210-57
on this side by side ,I see the gold grill and fender emblems you were referring to.
|Yesterday 12:51 PM|
There were a LOT of 210 hardtops
The main difference from a 210 to a Bel Air was "about 7 truckloads" of chrome.
Stuff that was standard on the Bel Air (like a clock) was optional on the 210, and not available at all on the 150 series. Carpets were an option on the 210 - standard on B/A
Depending on date of manufacture and which factory assembled it, a 265 may have been the "standard" V8 (a 6 was the base engine, so any V8 was an option) or a selection of 283's could have been checked off in the order book
My 210, for example, had a clock and a radio, but rubber flooring.
Mine was produced with a 265 and "three on the tree" , but at some point it wound up with a 6 in it before I got it (now a 350/350 combo)
The only body styles NOT available on the 210 were the Nomad and the Convertible (both of those were B/A only) and the sedan delivery (150 model only)
Some VERY basic models were 150 only - like the sedan delivery and the Business sedan (not even a back seat!)
A LOT of 210s later "became" Bel Airs through the addition of the B/A trim and upholstery, etc
Only the Bel Air had the wide stainless along the (outside) window ledge - 210s had a very narrow strip. Only Bel Airs had the long spears on the fin-tops
Bel Airs had gold-anodized grilles and "inserts" in the front fender shark gills
When I got mine, I also scored a wrecked Bel Air 4 dr HT, intending to "upgrade" mine. Then I found out that there were only some 1700 Canadian-built 210 4dr ht's ever made ,(thousands of 4 dr ht B/As) so the B/A chrome etc is now a wall decoration in my shop. There were a LOT of 2 dr ht 210's
|Yesterday 12:06 PM|
|Yesterday 11:29 AM|
|496CHEVY3100||The black car is a TRUE 210 ht 57 ,,it has no radio no carpet ,a rubber floor mat and a 265 2bbl with a 3 speed on the column,,i think it had a low production with these options.|
|Yesterday 11:23 AM|
You are correct in a 57 hardtop 210 most HT were belairs in 2 dr version this is a close friends car it is a 39000 mile original paint and it has a 265 instead of a 283 the engine is a blueish greenish color also original.
only change I am aware of is the wheels and tires but he still has the stock ones.
this is a couple more of his cars ,the white one he bought new and drove on his honeymoon
the blue 55 needs no explanation.
|Yesterday 07:54 AM|
It's got late 60's Rally wheels on it, there was never a '57 built with them?
|Yesterday 04:18 AM|
|09-14-2014 10:00 PM|
Yup a 2 door HT (Sport Coupe) could be had in either the Model 210 line or the Bel Air - and the (pillarless) 4 door HT (Sport Sedan) was also avail in either the 210 or Bel Air line
The rocker panel chrome is unusual on a 210 - normally was only ordered on a Bel Air
|09-14-2014 09:45 PM|
Uhhh it looks like a two door hard top to me. Not a 210.
Duuhh Never mind.
|09-14-2014 09:29 PM|
OK - now you're gonna make me feel stoopid when you point it out. This one is a model 210, (I have a '57 210 - hence my screen name!)
OK mine is a 4 dr ht (Sport Sedan) , so I can maybe be forgiven if I miss some Sport Coupe - specific stuff
I gotta say that it looks a teeny bit out of proportion - like the roof is too tall or too short. My first guess was that it had been shortened in the pass compartment - maybe using sport sedan doors instead of sport coupe doors, but I don't think that's it.
Rear fender top (short) spears are correct for a 210, lack of "shark gill" inserts on front fenders is correct for a 210. Script in rear fender insert is correct for a 210
The more I look at it, the less I can see!
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